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Top 7 VR Podcasts You Should Follow

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23 Jul 2021 | 3 min read

Staying in the know and keeping your industry knowledge refreshed is no easy task especially when your day to day life is as hectic and unpredictable as a rollercoaster. We at AIXR have curated a list of the ‘Top 7 VR Podcasts You Should Follow’ to ensure you are kept in the loop on the current XR/VR/AR trends, cutting-edge tech and most fascinating stories of innovation from every corner of the industry. In no particular order, here are the podcasts you should be following.


1. Voices of VR Podcast


Journalist and Podcaster Kent Bye, has produced over 1200 episodes of insightful interviews featuring the pioneering artists, storytellers and technologists driving the resurgence of virtual & augmented reality. As an experiential journalist and XR champion, his podcasts became the main source for most people who are new to the world of XR.

His guests span from a wide range of industries and sectors from entertainment and healthcare to AI and true VR pioneers. If you are not following Kent Bye or Voices of VR then they’d be the ones to follow for in-depth insights into the ever-changing industry.


2. Research VR Podcast


Despite being a completed podcast and now archived, the podcast stands as a testament to how far VR has come since 2016 and the ongoing scientific developments behind immersive technology. Research VR Podcast covers all things science and VR. A truly unique perspective into the cognitive science behind the immersive world.

From researchers to scientists. Research VR dives into the topic of designing experiences for the mind. Now archived you can still catch all 102 episodes and dig deeper.


3. Field of View


The rule book of the XR industry is constantly being written and rewritten by the second. And it’s getting harder to determine what is deemed the ‘next big thing’. How can we keep up with the biggest players and tech in the XR, VR and AR world right this second?

Stay on the bleeding edge of the exciting immersive world with AIXR and Accenture’s very own ‘Field of View’ XR Podcast. Each bi-weekly episode features a specialist and their expert insight on where we are heading next.

Guiding you through the world’s biggest projects, latest releases and premiere launches within XR, Daniel Colaianni and Nicola Rosa share their wealth of knowledge. They are also joined by special guests from around the world. Their library of guests includes pioneers from ILMxLAB, NASA, HTC and Microsoft.


4. Full Dive Gaming: a Virtual Reality Podcast


Love VR gaming? Love Podcasts? Don’t have time to catch up to all things gaming? Follow Full Dive Gaming: a Virtual Reality Podcast. Dive into all the news, discussion, and all things nerd. The podcast is split into three sections, with the first covering VR gaming news, the second covering recently released VR games, and the third being a discussion section on VR gaming related topics.


5. Alex Makes VR Podcast


Alex Ruhl navigates her listeners through the constantly fluctuating landscape of building your own business and a freelance career where technology is always evolving especially immersive technology. She takes listeners behind the scenes in creating an award-winning VR storytelling career (TEDx, CannesXR, The Drum 50 under 30, Women of the Future Awards).

Secrets spilt and tips revealed. Alex Makes VR is one to follow for storytellers and curious VR enthusiasts alike.


6. The 88 Names Podcast


The 88 Names Podcast explored the exciting world of virtual and augmented reality, now completed but well worth a listen. Take a deep dive into the makings of the 88 Names world created by Matt Ruff, author of the new book, and creator of Lovecraft Country. They are joined by Blake Collier, film critic and freelance journalist.

Together they talk to developers, philosophers and writers about their perspectives on the immersive world and its potential.


7. This Week in XR Podcast


The only one on this list to be recorded in Virtual Reality, this weekly spatial computing podcast covers all things XR related within the industry, from hardware to expert opinions and including the most bleeding edge of the immersive development world.

Join the weekly podcast episodes between Forbes Tech columnist, Charlie Fink and Paramount Futurist Ted Schilowitz.



Listen to the latest Field of View episode on the Augmented Reality Boom and the Computing 4th Wave.

About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.

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